Card Games You Can Play Around a Campfire

Camping is a great time to engage in fun activities. Card games will not only give you plenty of entertainment as you’re camping, but they will also bring your family and friends closer.  Check out these card games you can play around a campfire. All you need to do is bring your cards, a good table, and some folding camping chairs to sit around then voila! You’re good to go.

Old Maid

You most probably grew up playing this addictive game. The time has come to pass it down to your family and keep the camping traditions going. You can be sure everyone will love the adrenaline rush from recognizing, matching, and pairing numbers.

Phase 10

If you’ve never played this card game, then you’ve been missing out on loads of fun. This game takes a bit of time. So, before playing phase 10, you need to ensure that you have ample time to finish the game. As the name suggests, you have to maneuver through 10 phases, the next phase being more challenging than the previous one. Roast up some marshmallows and hotdogs and get ready for a fun-filled night.


In Pictionary, players act out the given clues. This is one card game that will totally crack you up and keep you engaged all night long.

Sleeping Queens

This game involves the entire family. It’s as addictive as it’s fun where you get to rouse the napping nobles. A fascinating fact about the game is that it was created by a 6-year old girl.

Uno Emoji

Everyone loves this game. You can have up to 10 family members and friends playing this exciting card game.

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Smack It

There’s no better place to play this fun and highly loud game than in the great outdoors while camping. Smack It combines Slap Jack and War, two classic card games, and will certainly thrill everyone playing.

Deer in the Headlights

Do you know of a card game that combines cards and dice? This one does. It’s a quick-moving game that will keep you on your toes.

Five Crowns

Anyone will easily learn how to play this game. The problem is that it’s hard not to want to play it. Five Crowns is a rummy-style game that keeps you, your family, and friends engaged for hours.


In search of a fast-paced game full of adventure and friendly competition? Then Rook is the card game for you. Watch out for the Rook Bird card. It will help you earn some serious points.

The Oregon Trail

It’s difficult to forget an epic classic such as this one. On your next camping trip, bring it with you and work as a team to make your way down the Oregon Trail.


The kids too will not be left out. This exciting card game will keep them thoroughly entertained.  The name might not be too appealing, but strangely this is one super fun game. If you’re an Uno fan, then you should know that Poop has an Uno vibe. The little ones will be laughing all through the Poop game.

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